Beginner Natural Soap Making Workshops (Over 18s only)
Please see my sister site The Soap Coach for details of 2020 courses and lots of soap making resources.
Fancy learning a great, practical new skill? Learn to make cold process soap for yourself? Your friends and family? As gifts? And yes - you will also get a great recipe for soap for your dog or horse?
My 3 hour workshops are held in my workshop in Poundbury, Dorset.
You will be welcomed with a tea, coffee and of course cake!
You will learn the science behind the soap and how to use it. Information about the different butters and oils you will be using and how they affect your finished soap. How to use lye safely and what equipment you need.
An insight into using essential oils in your soaps and advice about how to create your own blends.
An introduction to using natural ingredients such as clays to colour your soap.
Every participant will receive a comprehensive workbook covering everything you need to make both cold and hot process soap plus useful resources.
You will watch a demo of how to make your cold process soap and then go on to make your own batch of palm oil free soap using a selections of essential oils and botanicals of your choice. I will be on hand throughout out to offer advice and guidance. You are free to choose whether to make soap for yourself or your dog on the day. Either way your workshop notes will include recipes for both so you can continue your soap making journey at home.
You will take home approximately 1200g of soap you have made. (this will require 4 weeks curing time before you are able to use it) The cost to buy this volume of ready made soap would be £45 making this a great value workshop.
You will also be able to purchase sufficient ingredients on the day to make another batch of soap at home if you have caught the soap making bug.
And finally you will be invited to join my dedicated facebook group where I will always be on hand to answer any questions and give advice. You will also be encouraged to share your soap making success stories when you are back home.
New dates will be released as confirmed dates fill up.
The Red Tape!
A full refund is available if you need to cancel within 2 weeks of your chosen date just let me know and I will do the rest.
A 50% refund will be given between 2 weeks and 48 hours before your chosen date and if I can fill your position then the remaining 50% will be refunded. I will do my very best to fill the gap but of course there are no guarantees.
Any cancellation within 48 hours will incur the full cost as I will have no option but to run the workshop even if numbers fall below minimum.
In the event that you cancel within 2 weeks and incur a payment I will ensure you continue to receive a copy of the comprehensive workshop notes.
Minimum numbers for a workshop to run is 4. Max is 8.
Safety goggles and gloves are provided but you can of course provide your own if your prefer.
All equipment is provided - all I ask is you bring an old towel to insulate your soaps once made.
Sorry but for insurance reasons this course is only open to adults aged 18+.
Upon purchase you will receive a PDF download by email with further information for participants including where the workshop is held and parking information.
The full workshop notes will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to your workshop giving you chance to have a read through and familiarise yourself with some of the process as there is a lot of information to take in . You will also be able to look at the essential oil blends that are available on the day.
If you have any questions at all upon purchase please do drop me a line and I will reply as soon as I am able.
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